Simba clash with Horoya in must win CAF match
- The two teams meet from 7pm at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium and the match will be officiated by Egyptian referees. Also in today’s group C fixture are Raja Club Athletic playing away against Vipers
Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s envoys in the CAF Champions League, Simba Sports Club, today face a must win encounter against Horoya AC in order to qualify for the quarterfinal stage.
The two teams meet from 7pm at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam and the match will be officiated by Egyptian referees.
Also, in today’s group C fixture are Raja Club Athletic of Morocco playing away against Vipers FC in Uganda.
According to the CAF’s statement, the referees are Mohammed Adel who will be at the centre and assisted by Mohamed Taha and Mohamed Salah Abdelfatah while Mohamed Maarouf Eid Mansour will be the fourth official.
Simba are second in group C with six points and victory over Horoya AC will automatically make them qualify for the quarterfinal leaving Horoya AC in the third slot with four points.
Raja Club Athletic have already qualified for the quarterfinal stage after collecting 12 points. Also, in the group are Uganda’s Vipers who have so far collected one point.
Simba head coach Roberto Oliveira Gonçalves do Carmo alias Robertinho has said all his players are in high morale targeting victory.
The Brazilian trainer said the match is not going to be easy because their opponents will also be searching for victory in order to qualify for the stage.
In the first leg held in Conakry, Horoya AC won 1-0. As per the fixture, Simba will play their last group stage match between March 31 and April 1 in Morocco against Raja Club Athletic.
“It is very important for us to win in order to qualify for the knockout stage of the competition. Even Horoya AC have the same mission and vision of registering victory in order to enter the next stage,” said Robertinho.
“It is going to be a tough match as Horoya AC are a strong side, who also target victory to improve their chance in the group’s table. We will be at the home ground with full support from our fans,” he said.